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Union oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged that gas agencies and distributors should ensure that the LPG delivery period should be reduced from one day to a few hours.(File Photo)

Indian Oil’s LPG refill cylinder booking just a missed call away

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:19 AM IST
“Booking refills through missed calls is a faster way to book with customers not having to hold calls for a long time,” the IOC statement said, adding that no call charges will be levied as compared to Interactive voice response (IVR) where normal call rates are applicable. This service will be extremely helpful to those who are not well-versed with IVR calls, senior citizens and those living in rural areas, a statement issued by the IOC said.
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In Kolkata, LPG cylinder price has been increased by Rs 22.50 to Rs 1,410 from 1,387.50. In Mumbai, it has become costlier by Rs 17, from 1,280.50 to Rs 1,297.50.(HT Photo)
In Kolkata, LPG cylinder price has been increased by Rs 22.50 to Rs 1,410 from 1,387.50. In Mumbai, it has become costlier by Rs 17, from 1,280.50 to Rs 1,297.50.(HT Photo)

Non-subsidised LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs 17

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:02 PM IST
According to the IOC website, the new rate of 19 kg LPG cylinder in Delhi is now Rs 1,349 per cylinder as against the previous price of Rs 1,332.
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An LPG cylinder delivery person in Patna, Bihar, India on Friday October 23, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
An LPG cylinder delivery person in Patna, Bihar, India on Friday October 23, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

From RTGS to PNB’s cash withdrawal, new rules that will come into effect from December 1

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 08:18 AM IST
A set of new rules come into effect at the beginning of every month. These rules, more often than not, directly impact a common man’s life.
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The people in the studied villages viewed LPG as a financial burden that gave food an undesirable taste, and feared a fatal canister explosion, the researchers added.(File Photo)
The people in the studied villages viewed LPG as a financial burden that gave food an undesirable taste, and feared a fatal canister explosion, the researchers added.(File Photo)

India’s clean fuel transition hindered by belief linking firewood to well-being: Scientists

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 03:33 PM IST
According to the study, published in the journal Nature Energy, understanding differences in the perspectives of rural Indian women using different fuels is vital to unpack the dynamics of cooking fuel transition.
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The projects include the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur pipeline project and two LPG bottling plants, an official statement said.(PTI)
The projects include the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur pipeline project and two LPG bottling plants, an official statement said.(PTI)

PM Modi to inaugurate three petroleum projects in Bihar on Sunday

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:19 AM IST
The 193-km long Durgapur-Banka pipeline section, built by state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), is a part of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project, for which the foundation stone was laid by PM Modi on February 17, 2019.
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To start, the tube well requires a litre of diesel and once it is running, it switches to gas, said Tiwari.(Reuters)
To start, the tube well requires a litre of diesel and once it is running, it switches to gas, said Tiwari.(Reuters)

No money for diesel, school dropout in Kanpur irrigates field with tube well running on LPG

By Haidar Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Sonu Tiwari reasoned that if LPG could run vehicles, it would run a tube well too. He took the LPG cylinder to the field and after trial and error, he managed to run the tube well on LPG last week
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ATF price was last hiked by 1.5% or Rs 635.47 per kl, on July 16. This was the fifth straight increase since June. In four hikes, rates went up by Rs 22,483.91 per kl.(Bloomberg File Photo)
ATF price was last hiked by 1.5% or Rs 635.47 per kl, on July 16. This was the fifth straight increase since June. In four hikes, rates went up by Rs 22,483.91 per kl.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Jet fuel price hiked 3%; LPG, petrol, and diesel rates remain unchanged

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:36 AM IST
ATF prices are revised on 1st and 16th of every month based on average of benchmark international price and foreign exchange rate in the preceding fortnight. Petrol and diesel prices, which are revised on a daily basis, were kept unchanged on Saturday.
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An aerial view of a 750 MW solar power plant project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rewa on Friday.
An aerial view of a 750 MW solar power plant project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rewa on Friday.

Solar power is sure, pure, secure: PM

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 01:03 AM IST
PM Modi called solar energy pure, sure, and secure. “It is sure because other sources of energy might be depleted but not of the sun.
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Workers load liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cooking cylinders onto a supply truck outside a distribution centre.(REUTERS)
Workers load liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cooking cylinders onto a supply truck outside a distribution centre.(REUTERS)

‘Himachal Pradesh first state where cent percent households have LPG gas connections’: CM Thakur

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Last month, CM Thakur said that over 1.36 lakh women across the state were provided free gas connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna.
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The rate of a 14.2 kilogram non-subsidised LPG cylinder was increased by Re 1 to Rs 594 with effect from July 1 in Delhi, according to data from Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).(REUTERS)
The rate of a 14.2 kilogram non-subsidised LPG cylinder was increased by Re 1 to Rs 594 with effect from July 1 in Delhi, according to data from Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).(REUTERS)

Non-subsidised LPG cylinder prices raised marginally. Check rates here

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 11:47 AM IST
The price of non-subsidised LPG cylinder in Kolkata was raised by Rs 4.50 per cylinder, Rs 4 per cylinder in Chennai and Rs 3.50 per cylinder in Mumbai.
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IOC said retail prices of cooking gas was slashed substantially by Rs 162.5 a cylinder in Delhi last month to Rs 581.50 because of a steep decline in international prices.(ANI file photo)
IOC said retail prices of cooking gas was slashed substantially by Rs 162.5 a cylinder in Delhi last month to Rs 581.50 because of a steep decline in international prices.(ANI file photo)

Global factors lead to cooking gas price hike

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 07:14 AM IST
Benchmark Brent crude, which had plunged from over $51.9 per barrel on March 2 to below $20 a barrel by April 21 due to slack demand and oversupply, is now hovering around $38 a barrel amid chances of prolonged supply cut by producers’ cartel and demand revival due to lifting of Covid-19 lockdowns in many countries, including India.
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Firemen at a shed in the backyard of a Sector 37 house. Cupboards and other items stored there were completely damaged in the fire.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Firemen at a shed in the backyard of a Sector 37 house. Cupboards and other items stored there were completely damaged in the fire.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Man injured in Sector 37 fire caused by LPG cylinder leak

UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Yashwant Singh, who runs a bakery in Sector 22, said he rushed home from work after his wife called to tell him about the fire and was injured while attempting to put it out
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Workers load liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cooking cylinders onto a supply truck outside a distribution centre in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)
Workers load liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cooking cylinders onto a supply truck outside a distribution centre in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)

Cooking gas price hiked by Rs11.50 per cylinder as India starts to lose advantage of low oil prices

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 07:12 PM IST
India’s average crude oil import price (Indian basket) surged about 69% to Rs 2,516.77 a barrel in just two months, up from Rs 1,491.57 a barrel on April 1, according to the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), the oil ministry’s official data-keeper.
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Prices of LPG cylinders are revised by fuel retailers on the first day of every month depending mainly on the international benchmark rate of LPG and the exchange rate of the US dollar and the Indian rupee.(Reuters)
Prices of LPG cylinders are revised by fuel retailers on the first day of every month depending mainly on the international benchmark rate of LPG and the exchange rate of the US dollar and the Indian rupee.(Reuters)

Domestic cooking gas price raised from June 1 in metros

By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 11:04 AM IST
In Delhi, the price rose to Rs 593.00 with an increase of Rs 11.50 per LPG cylinder and in Kolkata, it will now cost Rs 616.00 after an increase of Rs 31.50.
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The oil ministry is providing free of cost liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders to over 80 million Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries for three months.(Reuters File Photo)
The oil ministry is providing free of cost liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders to over 80 million Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries for three months.(Reuters File Photo)

Govt supplied 68 million free cooking gas cylinders free under PMGKY

By HT Correspondent | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:56 PM IST
The government’s welfare package also included three-month ration supply for free and direct cash transfer to under-privileged women, old age persons and disabled people.
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Three free LPG cylinders will be given to around 8 lakh beneficiaries between April and June.(HT Photo/Sanjee Verma)
Three free LPG cylinders will be given to around 8 lakh beneficiaries between April and June.(HT Photo/Sanjee Verma)

As Covid-19 relief, around 85 lakh people given free LPG cylinder in April

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 08:46 PM IST
Government has promised free LPG cylinders to about 8 crore beneficiaries of the Ujjwala Yojana for three months as a relief measure in the time of coronavirus outbreak and nationwide lockdown.
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Even in the face of restricted movement of people and vehicles, Indian Oil Corp is ensuring loading of petrol, diesel and LPG at its bulk storage/distribution points with optimised manpower.(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)
Even in the face of restricted movement of people and vehicles, Indian Oil Corp is ensuring loading of petrol, diesel and LPG at its bulk storage/distribution points with optimised manpower.(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)

No fuel crisis in India; enough stock of petrol, diesel, LPG available to last lockdown, says Indian Oil Corp

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 11:45 AM IST
The nationwide lockdown that has shut businesses, suspended flights, stopped trains and brought almost entire vehicular movement to a halt, has impacted fuel demand with petrol, diesel and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) showing negative growth (degrowth or fall in demand).
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Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur presiding over a meeting with of senior officials to review availability of essential commodities at fair price shops in state(HT photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur presiding over a meeting with of senior officials to review availability of essential commodities at fair price shops in state(HT photo)

Coronavirus: Maintain steady supply of essential commodities, says Jai Ram

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 08:21 PM IST
He said that the district food and civil supplies controller concerned should ensure that flour mills provide uninterrupted services.
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Supply of essential items like milk, bread and vegetables in other districts including Una, Hamirpur, Chamba and Mandi was smooth.(HT Photo)
Supply of essential items like milk, bread and vegetables in other districts including Una, Hamirpur, Chamba and Mandi was smooth.(HT Photo)

Coronavirus: Supply of essential items hampered in Kangra

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2020 06:45 PM IST
Several localities in the town did not get the supplies as goods carriers transporting essential commodities were allegedly not allowed to enter territorial limits of Kangra district by the police.
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Data for the study was collected from 108 children, aged between six and eight years, from two village schools at Kheri and Samlehri in Haryana between July 2012 and June 2013. The researches visited their houses in the villages to find out the level of indoor pollution. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
Data for the study was collected from 108 children, aged between six and eight years, from two village schools at Kheri and Samlehri in Haryana between July 2012 and June 2013. The researches visited their houses in the villages to find out the level of indoor pollution. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)

Kids exposed to indoor pollution from burning of solid biomass fuel have lower IQ: Study

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 10:12 PM IST
The study was conducted by a team of medical professors and doctors from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh. The team analyzed how household air pollution was taking a toll on children’s cognitive function, particularly of those who were exposed to such pollution during the first three years of their lives.
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Jeweller bludgeoned to death with LPG cylinder

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 10:51 PM IST
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Women Shiv Sena members make 'chapatis' on clay chulhas (ovens) during a unique protest against the LPG price hike in Jammu in December 2019.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)
Women Shiv Sena members make 'chapatis' on clay chulhas (ovens) during a unique protest against the LPG price hike in Jammu in December 2019.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)

In UP, Cong women workers cook food in earthen ovens to protest LPG price rise

By Press Trust of India | Mathura
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 06:15 AM IST
Amid the cooking process, the Congress workers ranted the air with anti-government slogans, ruing “the skyrocketing prices” of various essential commodities.
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The government gave out 8 crore free LPG connections to poor women under PMUY to increase coverage of environment-friendly fuel in kitchens.(REUTERS)
The government gave out 8 crore free LPG connections to poor women under PMUY to increase coverage of environment-friendly fuel in kitchens.(REUTERS)

LPG price hiked by Rs 144 per cylinder in steepest raise since 2014

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 02:00 PM IST
This is the steepest hike in rates since January 2014 when prices had gone up by Rs 220 per cylinder to Rs 1,241.
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The oil marketing companies (OMCs) incurred gross under-recoveries of Rs 43,300 crore in FY19, of which LPG accounted for Rs 31,500 crore (73 per cent).(Reuters File Photo)
The oil marketing companies (OMCs) incurred gross under-recoveries of Rs 43,300 crore in FY19, of which LPG accounted for Rs 31,500 crore (73 per cent).(Reuters File Photo)

Cooking gas prices may rise further as oil subsidies end by 2022

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Sources said that taking advantage of low oil prices, government may give nod to state-run oil marketing companies to increase price of subsidised LPG cylinder gradually
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India needs synergy in its efforts to seek long-term finance to sustainably finance investments and provide attractive returns to households outside what continues to be an overvalued stock market(PTI)
India needs synergy in its efforts to seek long-term finance to sustainably finance investments and provide attractive returns to households outside what continues to be an overvalued stock market(PTI)

Budget 2020: Focus on growth

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Address unemployment, boost demand, push policy reforms
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Cooking gas cylinders remain unaffordable for the poor despite a big push by the government to provide free liquefied natural gas (LGP) connections to disadvantaged households.(REUTERS)
Cooking gas cylinders remain unaffordable for the poor despite a big push by the government to provide free liquefied natural gas (LGP) connections to disadvantaged households.(REUTERS)

LPG cylinders still unaffordable for poor: CAG

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 07:05 AM IST
The PMUY, popularly known as Ujjwala, is aimed at eliminating health hazards poor women face from indoor pollution by increasing their access to clean, smoke-free cooking fuel.
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Beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Parliament house, New Delhi, August 3, 2018(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Parliament house, New Delhi, August 3, 2018(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

How the humble LPG cylinder is changing lives of rural women

By Vijayashree Yellappa
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2019 05:14 PM IST
In a nutshell, the Ujjwala scheme is heralding “The Blue Flame Revolution”. It is impacting the lives of poor rural women by empowering and allowing them leisure time which they rightfully deserve.
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Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Coimbatore wrote about issuing an LPG connection for Kamalathal.(Twitter/@BPCLCoimbatore)
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Coimbatore wrote about issuing an LPG connection for Kamalathal.(Twitter/@BPCLCoimbatore)

Anand Mahindra offered to invest in her business. Now, gifts pour in for Coimbatore woman

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 04:25 PM IST
“One of those humbling stories that make you wonder if everything you do is even a fraction as impactful as the work of people like Kamalathal,” Anand Mahindra tweeted.
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A man inspecting the meters for piped cooking gas at MECON colony in Ranchi, Jharkhand, August 14, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
A man inspecting the meters for piped cooking gas at MECON colony in Ranchi, Jharkhand, August 14, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Ranchi to get supply from Aug 23; Jamshedpur next, from Sept 8

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 04:15 PM IST
The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), which has been carrying out the infrastructure development and pipeline work from last one year, is preparing a roll-out the project in Jharkhand’s two biggest cities. It would benefit over 5,000 households in the initial phase.
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Combustible material including that from stationery shops led to heavy smoke making firefighting operation tough at Navrang building in Pydhonie on August 3 (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Combustible material including that from stationery shops led to heavy smoke making firefighting operation tough at Navrang building in Pydhonie on August 3 (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

‘Heavy smoke made Pydhonie rescue ops tough’: Fire brigade report

By Steffy Thevar | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 05:42 AM IST
The fire was reported at 4.24am on Saturday and extinguished at 8.55am on August 5. A cylinder blast was reported around 10-10:30pm on Saturday.
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